Event Info



General information

All Pulsejet pilots and enthusiasts are cordially invited! Pilots can fly all sorts of models powered by a pulsejet engine to their hearts’ content.


Event schedule

Start of the event: 07 May 2024

The briefing will take place at 13:00. Pulsejet flying from 14:30 to 18:00.

Day Two: 08 May 2024

Pulsejet flying from 9:00 to 12:30. Pulsejet flying then continues after the lunch break from 14:30 to 18:00.

Day Three: 09 May 2024

Unfortunately, due to the public bank holiday Pulsejet flying is not possible on Thursday. However, from 9:00 to 12:30 and again after the lunch break from 14:30 to 18:00 electrically powered models, enigine models and turbine models can be flown.


Day Three: 10 May 2024

Pulsejet flying from 9:00 to 12:30. Pulsejet flying then continues after the lunch break from 14:30 to 18:00.

Day Four: 11 May 2024

Pulsejet flying from 9:00 to 12:30. Pulsejet flying then continues after the lunch break from 14:30 to 18:00.

Closing Event for pilots and their team: 7pm on 11 May 2024

Continuing a tradition of recent years, a closing event for the pilots will take place at the airport restaurant at around 19:00. An event not to be missed, all pilots and their teams are cordially invited!


The most frequently asked questions and answers

Pilot Info

Can every model aircraft pilot participate?

Since this is an event exclusively for pulsejet model aircraft, a model powered by a pulsejet engine is required.

How much is the participation fee?

The participation fee for each active pilot is 20 Euros. Their team members do not need to pay a participation fee.

Which insurance is necessary?

A liability insurance covering model aircraft is essential. All DMFV, DaeC, MFSD and DMO insurances are accepted. For pilots arriving from outside Germany, we accept the liability insurance of the respective country provided it covers model aircraft.

Is camping possible on the airfield?

Camping is available – the camping fee is € 7.50 per person per day and € 4.50 for children under the age of 12. You are welcome to arrive one day before the start of the event.

Is there electricity on-site?

Electricity, compressed air and kerosene are available on-site. Test runs can be carried out on the pulsejet test bench.

Is it possible to test the models before the event?

Yes. Tuesday and Wednesday are suitable for testing models with a pulsejet drive. Throughout the main event days Friday and Saturday a non-stop airshow is planned with little time for test runs.

Spectator Info

Are spectators permitted?

Of course, spectators are very welcome. There are sufficient security measures, such as extensive security areas, protective fences, etc.

Moreover, spectators can visit the airport museum at any time. Further information about opening times and the exhibition can be found here.

Is there an admission fee for spectators?

No. For spectators the event is free. Free parking is also available. If plenty of our spectators would like enter our raffle we would be very happy.

Are there refreshments?

Food and drink are available to purchase throughout the “Days of Speed and Thunder”. The airport restaurant offers barbeque snacks and drinks.

You are welcome, of course, to consume your own food and drink on the site but we ask you to refrain from it in the restaurant area.

Do the pilots fly exclusively pulsejets throughout the event?

On Thursday (public bank holiday) it is not permitted to operate pulsejets; on that day pilots will demonstrate aircraft with electric, fuel and turbine engines. The same applies to the lunch break period.

Can spectators visit the aviation camp?

Yes. Spectators can view the aircraft up close.  Also, our pilots are always happy to give an insight into their hobby.

What is the noise level? Do you recommend ear protection?

Due to the increased noise level during the flight demonstrations and in the proximity of the pulsejet test bench we do recommend ear protection in both cases. The noise level is one of the reasons why pulsejets can only be operated in certain areas (such as the airfield Rothenburg) and at special times. However, if you want to enjoy the clear sound of the pulsejets, you may wish to forgo the ear protection.


Sign up for the next Pulsejet Get-Together

Don’t forget to register in time for the next “Days of Speed and Thunder” to participate as a pilot and get your event T-shirt!.